Sunday, December 16, 2018

Generals from rival Koreas end talks with no agreement

Generals from rival Koreas end talks with no agreement It is the second such high-level military contact since the two countries’ leaders held a landmark summit in April. North Korean Lt Gen An...

Bank of England raises rates but signals no rush for further hike as uncertain...

Bank of England raises rates but signals no rush for further hike as uncertain Brexit looms Mark Carney. Photo: Reuters The Bank of England pushed interest rates above their financial crisis lows on...

Blow for Liebherr employees

Blow for Liebherr employees Up to 800 staff at Liebherr in Killarney, who are on a three-day-week from September 1, have not been told for how long the cost-cutting measure will be...

Dollar sends yuan, Aussie dollar lower on fears of US tariff threats

Dollar sends yuan, Aussie dollar lower on fears of US tariff threats (stock picture) The dollar strengthened on Wednesday, sending the Chinese yuan towards recent lows and pressuring the Australian dollar on fears...

European economy slows amid global trade war fears

European economy slows amid global trade war fears Growth eased to 0.3%, down from 0.4% in the first quarter. There are fears of a global trade war over the policies pursued by US...

EU touts jump in soybean imports from U.S.

EU touts jump in soybean imports from U.S. A trailer is filled with soybeans at a farm in Buda, Illinois, July 6, 2018. REUTERS/Daniel Acker/File Photo EU soybean imports from the United States...

Child physical abuse could stay online despite Facebook exposé

Child physical abuse could stay online despite Facebook exposé Stock photo: Reuters Facebook is considering allowing content showing child physical abuse to remain online for a "specified period" following controversy over its content...

Carney rate-hike guidance hits pound

Carney rate-hike guidance hits pound Bank of England Governor Mark Carney. Photo: PA The pound fell yesterday despite the Bank of England lifting interest rates from crisis-era lows, after Governor Mark Carney said...

UK growth set to rebound as summer weather defrosts economy

UK growth set to rebound as summer weather defrosts economy Economic growth in the second quarter is expected to reach 0.4%. The recent heatwave is expected to have boosted the economy (PA) UK economic...

Varadkar: No convincing evidence of land bubble problem

Varadkar: No convincing evidence of land bubble problem The Taoiseach acknowledged there was a significant amount of derelict land not being made available for development. Leo Varadkar denies that Ireland has a property...

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Lisbon breaks record for maximum temperature

Lisbon breaks record for maximum temperature Portugal’s weather service said the capital reached 44C. A man sells water bottles by a river in Lisbon (Armando Franca/AP) Lisbon...

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